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Third UA student cited following on-campus confrontation with Border Patrol

Posted at 6:51 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 10:12:20-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A third University of Arizona student has been cited following a confrontation with Border Patrol agents in a campus classroom.

According to the university, graduate student Marianna Ariel Coles-Curtis is facing a charge of interference with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution.

She will appear in Pima County Justice Court on April 25.

According to reports, Border agents were visiting a criminal justice classroom to talk to students when the confrontation occurred. Video of the incident shows two students yelling at the agents and arguing with club members.

Those two students, Mariel Alexandra Bustamante, and Denisse Moreno Melchor, were also cited for interference with the peaceful conduct of an education institution earlier this week. In addition, Moreno Melchor was cited for threats and intimidation.

UAPD is continuing to investigate this incident.

UA's president has sent multiple letters to campus.

He says he plans to hold informative talks about free speech on campus.

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